Unasur ponders electoral accompaniment mission in Venezuela
The foreign ministers of member countries of the Union of South American Nations will address election, energy and security issues next Monday
The foreign ministers of member countries of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) will discuss next Monday matters relating to elections, security and energy, announced the Quito-headquartered organization.
The possibility to send an election support mission as requested by Venezuela for the presidential vote to be held on October 7 is among the topics to be discussed by the foreign ministers.
Unasur is formed by Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."